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Guinness® Braised Lamb Shanks

Serves 12

Ingredients:

  • 12 Lamb shanks (about 1 lb. each)
  • 2 tbsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp dry parsley
  • 1 tsp dry thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 large onions, julienne
  • 2 carrots (small diced)
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cans Guinness® Beer
  • 1 qt beef stock
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Instructions:

Mix flour, salt & pepper. In a roasting pan, heat the olive oil.
Dredge lamb shanks in the seasoned flour and brown in the roasting pan; set aside lamb once it is browned evenly.

Add onions, carrots and garlic to the roasting pan and cook for about 5 minutes.

Add tomato paste, dry herbs and 3- 4 tbsp of the seasoned flour. Add Guinness® beer and mix in, turn down heat to medium and reduce the liquid by half.

Add raisins and the beef stock and bring to a simmer. Add lamb shanks to the sauce. Cover and braise in the oven at 350 for 1 hour.

Serve over mashed parsnips & potatoes along with honey glazed carrots.  Make some Irish Soda Bread, and you have a more traditional meal than the usual corned beef & cabbage. The Lamb Shanks could also be done in the slow cooker; start these early and cook them at least 5 hours.

This dish makes its own gravy but it may not be as thick as you want it to be, so don't be afraid to add a little butter roux to thicken it more or you can use a Clabber Girl Cornstarch slurry.

Comments:

This dish makes its own gravy but it may not be as thick as you want it to be, so don't be afraid to add a little butter roux to thicken it more or you can use a cornstarch slurry. Good luck with it and as always use this process and change the ingredients to create your own version.

Submitted By:

Chef Eddie Wilson